Healthcare funding shatters records in 2020, helped by COVID-19

Global healthcare investment hit a record high last year, with $80.6 billion in equity funding across more than 5,500 deals, according to a new report from market intelligence firm CB Insights.

The acceleration was especially acute in the digital health sector, an arena that’s seen unprecedented investor interest during the coronavirus pandemic. Equity funding in digital health globally hit an all-time high of $26.5 billion in 2020